WordPress Plugins Development

WordPress is one of the, if not the single most popular blogging and site-building platform in the world. One of its biggest advantages is that is an open-source CMS (content management system) based on MySQL and PHP, which means its code is available for everyone to see. Another thing open to the public is WordPress Plugins Development, so everyone can create their own intricate functionalities!

What is Word Press Plug-in Development?

A plugin, quite simply, is a PHP file which contains a WordPress plugin header comment. Anyone can have a go at WordPress plugins development, as long as they are familiar with the way WordPress operates, as well as PHP coding. In this way you can add a specific set of services or features to the WordPress site.

Functionality By Your Design

The best thing about WordPress plugins is that everyone can create and share their own with the other users. If you have an idea about a functionality that is missing from the core of WordPress which you think will be useful for you or the other users, ita��s easy to create one (provided you can code, obviously)! Already available online is a growing list of plugins with myriad uses.

When you notice that you require an additional process or service which youa��re not getting from the default functionality of WordPress, search the database for a plugin which might be capable of performing what youa��ve intended. If you notice there isna��t one, youa��re more than welcome to create it yourself! If you have a good enough idea, something other users might also require or get a boost by implementing, you might even see your plugin as one of WordPressa��s featured plugins!

Your Plugin Files

When creating a plugin, make sure to choose a unique name, so that you dona��t have a name conflicting with another one in the Plugin Repository. A good solution is to include your name or the name of your business. Your plugin must contain at least one PHP file, but it can also have JavaScript Files, image files, language files and CSS files. Make sure to include everything in a single directory with the same name for the main PHP file.

Have a go at WordPress plugins development for added functionality.